Philippine anti-terrorism law triggers fear of massive rights abuses
A new anti-terrorism legislation will give greater powers to authorities to arrest people without a warrant and carry out surveillance. Activists say the law is aimed at intimidating dissidents. Ana P. Santos reports.
Covid-19: ‘No benefit’ from hydroxychloroquine: UK trial, Atiku seeks review on law of rape and more
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Where does bail money go in Nigeria?
It is widely believed the Judicial process in Nigeria grinds slowly and it often appears that a defendant is free the moment they are granted bail but, the question no one has ever asked is; where does the bail money go to?
Jungle Justice: Disregard for rule of law, human rights on the rise
There are different reasons people take laws into their hands, one of which is a perceived failure of the criminal justice system to make offenders account for their crimes.
Ethiopian parliament pass bill to curb hate speech and fake news
About 300 Ethiopia's House of Peoples' Representatives (HoPR), has passed a law aimed at combating fake news and curbing hate. The passed law also imposes hefty fines and long jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest.
A string of inconsistencies of the Nigerian Supreme Court
A country where the citizens are worried that their votes no longer count because their mandate can easily be taken away from them by the Supreme Court. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest instalment of ‘Inside Stuff.
Uganda's army reels in the graduates
Law, arts and science majors are among those wanting to sign up as Ugandan defence force undertakes its latest recruitment drive. Tough training aside, the army is seen as a reliable employer when jobs are scarce.